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Industry
03/04/2012 10:04

Over a third of education staff said there has been an increase in the uptake of free school meals (FSM) at their school or college in the past five years.

And most believe the rise is due to the recession and more parents being made redundant, according to a survey conducted by the...

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Industry
29/03/2012 09:03

School cooks wanting to boost their training skills for passing on their kitchen know-how can now turn to new support from the School Food Trust.

The charity is launching the service for the many school cooks around the country who are often called upon to deliver training on kitchen and...

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Industry
26/03/2012 14:03

The country’s biggest caterers, supermarkets, food manufacturers and food outlets are joining forces to help cut five billion calories from the nation’s daily diet, the Health Secretary Andrew Lansley has announced.

Contract caterer Compass, Asda, Marks & Spencer, Morrisons, Sainsbury...

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Industry
22/03/2012 12:03

The only responsible reaction to the world’s water challenge – which poses a long-term threat to the foodservice industry and society as a whole – is a collaborative, public policy-driven response, according to a new report from Nestlé.

The Meeting the Global Water Challenge report,...

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Industry
16/03/2012 11:03

A form of mechanically recovered meat dubbed ‘pink slime’ that has routinely been used for school meals in the US, may be off the menu following a decision by the country’s Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Officially called Lean Finely Textured Beef, it is formed by reclaiming the small...

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Industry
15/03/2012 14:03

Busy Bees, the UK’s largest childcare provider, has been awarded the bronze Food for Life Catering Mark from the Soil Association for serving fresh and healthy meals in 129 nurseries across England and Wales.

The ‘bronze’ guarantees that all 14,000 meals served to children at Busy Bees...

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Industry
14/03/2012 16:03

Judges have whittled down the record number of nominees to the final three in each category of the Cost Sector Catering Awards.

Each of the three - whether individual, team or company - will now go forward to the awards night on April 12th at the Hilton London Metropole.

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Industry
14/03/2012 16:03

A leading heart specialist has said that children are on the front line in Britain's war of the waistlines and he believes Government efforts to promote healthier eating will never work so long as the industry self-regulates

Dr Aseem Malhotra, a cardiology specialist registrar at...

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Industry
14/03/2012 14:03

Apprenticeship Training Limited (ATL) has issued an invitation to tender for catering services, including meals, vending and hospitality, at the Eastpoint Training Centre, Southampton.

ATL is seeking a suitably experienced caterer to operate a professional catering service to students and...

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Industry
08/03/2012 09:03

In a statement issued last night, LACA (Local Authority Caterers Association) has come out in support of comments made by Jamie Oliver that were reported in the Guardian newspaper on March 6th.

In it, LACA agrees with the point he made about the Government ‘watering down policies designed...

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